QA Architect in Palo Alto, CA

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QA Architect in Palo Alto, CA

David P. Reese, Jr.
Solidcore Systems, Inc. a privately held, venture
funded, enterprise software company based in Palo Alto, CA., is seeking
a QA Architect who will be responsible for defining the QA strategy for
Solidcore's product lines and the acceptance criteria for the product

Duties/Responsibilities of Position:

    o Analyze product requirements specifications, functional specifications
      and prepare a detailed functional test specification to be executed by
      the QA organization.
    o Prepare a detailed capability matrix to map capabilities to functional
      requirements to the test plan, for defining the acceptance criteria and
      ensuring comprehensive test coverage.
    o Independently design and document detailed performance test cases to
      cover all levels of test, including: performance, and scalability
      under load/stress.
    o Effectively employ automation to reduce testing cycles on repeated
    o Analyze reported defects to assess severity and prioritize them for
      development to fix.
    o Interact with software developers to tune code and track all problem
      reports to closure.
    o Assist with the QA project planning process including manpower
    o Assist with setting directions and monitoring for other project QA

Position Specific Competencies/Skills Required:

    o Demonstrated ability to successfully plan and execute effective end to
      end product testing, on time.
    o Hands-on experience with programming/scripting.
    o Experience with multiple OS platforms (Windows, Solaris, Linux, HP-UX,
      AIX), Web Server/Application Servers, SQL databases, testing tools
      (scripting languages, Rational Robot, LoadRunner, Silk, etc.), and
      client/server or web applications.
    o Success in implementing automated testing (through API testing, GUI
      automation, web scalability and stress testing, code coverage,
      performance testing, etc.).
    o History of team participation with development staff in
      requirements/design validation activities.
    o Sound knowledge of software development lifecycle.
    o Excellent oral and written communication skills; including the ability
      to effectively convey issues and alternatives regardless of the
      audience level or circumstances.
    o Effective organizational skills; ability to multi-task.

Experience/Education Required/Desired:

    o A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or appropriate technical
      degree (or 4 years equivalent experience)
    o 5 - 8 years of software product development/quality assurance
    o 2 - 3 years of development and/or quality assurance lead or management
    o Strong people skills; able to positively motivate others promoting
      teamwork and resolution of issues.
    o Experienced with a programming (such as Java) or scripting language
      (Perl, AWK, etc.)
    o Familiar with version control/configuration management systems and
      defect tracking software.

Please submit resumes to [hidden email]. Principals only please

   David P. Reese, Jr.                                 daver at
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